Mathematics BS/Mathematics MA

The Mathematics Master's degree opens opportunities for students in a number of areas, including graduate school (in Mathematics or another field; Computer Science programs in particular often recruit students with a math undergraduate background). A Master's degree in Mathematics is also an excellent credential for students seeking jobs in finance, consulting, actuarial science, and the technology sector.

Admission to Program

Students may apply to the dual degree pathway after completing six MATH hours at the 3000- or higher level with a grade of B or higher (B- does not count). Application will require a transcript and recommendation letters from two Math faculty (at any institution). Admission is competitive and admission to the dual degree pathway does not guarantee admission to the graduate program.


Graduate-level courses that may be used to satisfy undergraduate and graduate program requirements.

The dual degree program will maintain the existing requirements from the B.S. and the M.A. in Mathematics, including requirements on the distribution of math courses and on required coursework from other departments. Some requirements for the programs overlap, and up to 12 hours of courses may count towards both programs: the B.S. program requires eight 3- or 4-hour courses at the 3000 level or above, while the M.A. program requires 30 credit hours in math courses, with at least 9 hours at the 8000-level.

The dual degree program will allow credit from the following 6000-level courses in MATH to satisfy both the 8 course requirement from the B.S. program and the 30 credit hour requirement from the M.A. program:

MATH 6000, MATH 6010, MATH 6050, MATH 6080, MATH 6100, MATH 6110, MATH 6120, MATH 6150, MATH 6200, MATH 6220, MATH 6250, MATH 6300, MATH 6400, MATH 6450, MATH 6500, MATH 6600, MATH 6700, MATH 6720

In addition, we will accept MATH(CSCI) 6670 and MATH(CSCI) 6690 for both these requirements. The Topics in Mathematics course (MATH 6900) may be accepted for both requirements with permission of department. Students in the dual degree pathway will be permitted to take the above courses at the 6000-level regardless of honors status.

The dual degree program will allow simultaneous credit for the following 8000-level courses for the 8 course requirement for the B.S. program and both the 30 math hour requirement and 9 hours at 8000-level requirement for the M.A. program:

MATH 8000, MATH 8010, MATH 8020, MATH 8030, MATH 8040, MATH 8080, MATH 8100, MATH 8110, MATH 8130, MATH 8150, MATH 8160, MATH 8170, MATH 8190, MATH 8200, MATH 8210, MATH 8230, MATH 8250, MATH 8260, MATH 8300, MATH 8310, MATH 8315, MATH 8320, MATH 8330, MATH 8400, MATH 8410, MATH 8430, MATH 8440, MATH 8500, MATH 8510, MATH 8550, MATH 8600, MATH 8620, MATH 8630, MATH 8710, MATH 8740, MATH 8750, MATH 8770

Students in the dual degree pathway will be permitted to take the above (8000-level) courses regardless of honors status and before they have matriculated as graduate students. The M.A. program expects students to complete a master’s thesis, enrolling in 3 hours of MATH 7300 for preparation of the thesis. This course will not satisfy the 8 course requirement for the B.S. program.

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:

The dual degree program will not impose any additional requirements on the students.

Admission to Graduate Program

Students in the dual degree pathway may apply to the graduate program for admission in any semester after they have completed 6 hours of 4000- or 6000-level coursework. Applications require a transcript and letters of recommendation from two Math faculty who have taught the student in 4000- or 6000-level coursework. Applications will be considered each semester (and during summer) by the department. In order to matriculate into the graduate program, students must first receive their undergraduate degree.

Program Advisor

  • Name: David Gay
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  • Address: 0452 Boyd Hall

Undergraduate Major Information

  • Major: Mathematics B.S.
  • Department/College: Mathematics

Advising Contact

Graduate Major Information

  • Major: Mathematics M.A.
  • Department/College: Mathematics

Advising Contact

  • Name: Neil Lyall
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  • Address: 602A Boyd